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Media, Communications and Journalism

Tim Buchanan

Tim Buchanan



J.D., University of Santa Clara
B.A., History, UCLA

Professional Experience

Tim has a BA from UCLA in History magna cum laude and a Juris Doctor from the University of Santa Clara. He clerked for the Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal in Fresno for two years and then entered private law practice, where he has done primarily business litigation and intellectual property for over 30 years.

He also has done significant work representing the news media in defending lawsuits brought against them, responding to subpoenas and securing access to courts and government records. 

He is married to Julie Olson-Buchanan, a professor in the Department of Management and they have two daughters, Claire and Beth.